CM Vantage Announces Promotion of Leadership Team Member

John Black Sr.

CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company today announced the promotion of John Black Sr. to vice president, executive director and chief underwriting officer.

In his new role, Black, a resident of McFarland, Wisconsin, will focus on CM Vantage's overall underwriting strategy and work closely with CM Vantage's distribution partners. He joined CM Vantage in 2016 as managing director, and has more than 35 years of experience in the property and casualty industry. Black holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

"CM Vantage is very excited to have someone with John's experience, business knowledge and rapport with the surplus lines brokerage community as our CUO," said Alan Ogilvie, president of CM Vantage. "John continues to make outstanding contributions to the early success of our new venture."

As a member of the Church Mutual Group, CM Vantage is rated "A" (excellent) with a financial size category of X ($500 million - $750 million of policyholder surplus) by A.M. Best, one of the oldest and most widely recognized provider of ratings and financial data in the insurance industry.

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About CM Vantage

CM Vantage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual Insurance Company, provides innovative solutions for the excess and surplus lines insurance marketplace. The company, established in 2016 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, distributes products solely through select wholesale brokers and general agents nationwide.

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About Church Mutual Insurance Company

Church Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1897 and offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, schools, camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities.

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